Travel Philosophy

Why Do People Go To Disneyland?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

LuggagePoint has this great visual chart of the world’s 50 most popular tourist destinations. Sadly enough, a quick glance at the graphic shows how popular the Disney parks are, not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia as well. Is there any way to describe the horror that Disneyland Paris beats out the […]

Don’t Let Your Guidebook Ruin Your Travels

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

If guidebooks had their own Facebook page, I’d be a fan. My shelves are a miniature library of guidebooks and language references. I’m a geek when it comes to knowing about where I’m headed (though my last post we found out I can surely improve) and I’ve thanked them for the bits of info helping me […]

Travel Sickness May Be Just What You Need

Friday, September 4, 2009

If you travel, you will get sick… sooner or later it will catch up with you. I have friends that get struck down , literally, on every trip they take. They can set their watch to it. Yet, it doesn’t slow them down in the least. Even I, iron immune system and all, was driven to […]

What’s Your Sign? The Traveler’s Zodiac Chart

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Which are you? The Tourist? The History Buff? The Free Spirit? Read on to find out what kind of traveler you are. By Rachel Pollack It was not until my parents came to visit me one year in Holland that I became aware of the various types of travelers that exist. Much like an astrological […]

In Defense Of Traveling Alone

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I know I’ve written about this topic quite a bit in the past, so it’s always good to see others reinforcing my views (as they should, of course). Mary, over at The Lost Girls, has listed her own five reasons why you should travel alone. Beside the somewhat selfish reasons we think but don’t necessarily […]

Frommer Watch: Death To The Cruise

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In anticipation of the maiden voyages of the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas, two of the largest cruiseships ever built, Frommer’s setting the record straight on his view of cruises: they blow. Especially these two behemoths, whose seven-day “trips” spend half their time at sea, and the other half dumping […]

9 Surprising Things You Miss About Travel

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Find yourself haggling at Starbucks? Get taken aback when you hear English on the streets? Miss having hordes of children follow you down the street? You may be suffering from traveler’s withdrawal, a very real and understandable affliction suffered by those who have returned to the numbingly comfortable and familiar surroundings known as their home […]

8 Things You Won’t Be Doing On Your Next Trip

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

When’s the last time you sent a postcard from your trip? How about put together a photo album of your travels? Made a mix tape, used a (paper) guide book, wrote in a journal? Lucy over at World Hum has put together her list of the 8 endangered travel traditions that are slowly going the […]

Does Traveling Full-Time Make You A Bum?

Monday, June 8, 2009

As the U.S. economy enters its 18th month of the Great Recession and the unemployment rate climbs to 9.4% (and 9.2% in the E.U.), more and more people seem to be giving up and hitting the proverbial road, taking advantage of a forced vacation that will likely be longer than anything they’ll experience again in […]

Looking For A Little Travel Inspiration? Try This

Friday, May 1, 2009

And for some final thoughts on travel as this Friday afternoon winds down, or a good weekend read if you’re just a little burnt out from the week right now, WorldHum republished Pico Iyer’s classic travel essay: “Why We Travel,” his epic travel essay that, after one read, will make you want to both drop […]

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